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100 Public Spaces: From Tiny Squares to Urban Parks

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The key to successfully designing or recovering public spaces is to achieve a series of ingredients that enhance their use as meeting places. Regardless of their scale, some important tips are designing for people's needs, the human scale, a mix of uses, multifunctionality and flexibility, comfort and safety, and integration to the urban fabric.

To give you some ideas on how to design urban furniture, bus stops, lookouts, bridges, playgrounds, squares, sports spaces, small parks and urban parks, check out these 100 notable public spaces.

Fjordenhus / Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann with Studio Olafur Eliasson

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Vejle, Denmark
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Sebastian Behmann, Studio Olafur Eliasson
  • Artist Authors of this architecture project text, Olafur Eliasson, url,
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Art or Architecture? 13 Projects That Blur The Boundary

Whether architecture is a form of art or not has often been a controversial topic of conversation within the architecture world. If one goes by the general definition of the word "art," architecture could potentially fit within the umbrella term: "the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power." As anyone involved in the architectural discipline probably knows, there is an abundance of varying definitions of the word "architecture," so whether its primary purpose is to achieve beauty or to organize space is evidently up for discussion.

Ask Jay A. Pritzker, founder of the Pritzker Prize, and he may say that "architecture is intended to transcend the simple need for shelter and security by becoming an expression of artistry." Ask The Guardian's Jonathan Jones and he may tell you that "architecture is the art we all encounter most often, most intimately, yet precisely because it is functional and necessary to life, it's hard to be clear about where the 'art' in a building begins." But this ambiguity is part of what makes the field of architecture challenging and exciting. To celebrate this complicated aspect of architecture, below we have collected a list of just some of the works that could be seen as art, architecture or both, depending on who’s looking, to provide some context to those blurry boundaries.

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5 Finalists Selected for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award

Five European projects have been selected as finalists for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award. Chosen from a shortlist of 40 projects, the five finalists were lauded by the jury for their ability to “respond to the concerns of today’s European society.”

“Our instincts could be summed up by the words of Peter Smithson: ‘things need to be ordinary and heroic at the same time,’” said Jury Chairman Stephen Bates. “We were looking for an ordinariness whose understated lyricism is full of potential’.”

Through April, the jury members will visit each finalist project to evaluate the buildings firsthand and to see how they are used by the public. The Prize Winner will be announced in Brussels on May 16.

The five finalists are:

Kannikegården / Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

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Worship  · 
Ribe, Denmark

40 Projects Shortlisted for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The jury has chosen from 355 nominated works and the shortlist highlights the opportunities and the trends of today’s European territory: cities, housing, heritage, and memory. The five finalists will be announced in mid-February and the winner and the Emerging Architect in mid-May.

A third of the works tackle the challenge of contemporary architecture in relation with built heritage and a third of the work tackles the contemporary challenges of housing. The management of the historic urban landscape will be among the priorities highlighted by the ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage' in 2018.

"I would want the shortlisted schemes to demonstrate an interest in making places, in exploring convention and known typologies, in celebrating the pleasures of everyday use by a consideration of detail and an unspoken resistance to the current global tendency towards a self-referential architecture, one that belies context and the act of inhabitation." - Stephen Bates, Chairman of the Jury.

Seen the shortlist after the break.

Base - Center For Culture And Creativity / Onsite Studio

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Milano, Italy
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Onsite Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Cirkelbroen Bridge / Studio Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, Cirkelbroen (The circle bridge), 2015. Christianshavns Kanal, Copenhagen. Photo: Anders Sune Berg. A gift from Nordea-fonden to the city of Copenhagen. Olafur Eliasson, Cirkelbroen (The circle bridge), 2015. Christianshavns Kanal, Copenhagen. Photo: Anders Sune Berg. A gift from Nordea-fonden to the city of Copenhagen. Olafur Eliasson, Cirkelbroen (The circle bridge), 2015. Christianshavns Kanal, Copenhagen. Photo: Anders Sune Berg. A gift from Nordea-fonden to the city of Copenhagen. Olafur Eliasson, Cirkelbroen (The circle bridge), 2015. Christianshavns Kanal, Copenhagen. Photo: Anders Sune Berg. A gift from Nordea-fonden to the city of Copenhagen. + 13

København, Denmark
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Studio Olafur Eliasson
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015

Communal Crematorium / Henning Larsen

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crematorium  · 
Ringsted, Denmark
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Henning Larsen
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013

LEGO PMD / Rosan Bosch + Rune Fjord

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Billund, Denmark
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Rosan Bosch, Rune Fjord
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2010

LEGO Group's Development Department / Bosch & Fjord

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Billund, Denmark
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project  Bosch & Fjord
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2007